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Magsig and Cruz Will Square off in GV Wire Supervisor Forum on Thursday

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GV Wire is hosting a forum between Fresno County Supervisor Nathan Magsig and challenger Jennifer Cruz. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Senior Reporter David Taub will moderate the event, which will air on GVWire.com and GV Wire’s online platforms.

Magsig is seeking his third term for District 5, which covers most of Clovis, parts of Fresno, and the mountain and foothill communities. Cruz is a political newcomer, who is the manager of the Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Magisig is a Clovis Republican; Cruz is a Fresno Democrat.

The winner will be elected Supervisor, with a four-year term starting Jan. 6, 2025. No runoff is necessary because only two candidates are running.

In the most recent financial disclosures as of Jan. 20, 2024, Magsig reported $328,616 cash on hand. Cruz reported $4,131.

Cruz Gets Involved After LGBT Library Issue

Cruz came to the political spotlight when the Board of Supervisors discussed the appropriateness of some books in the children’s section of the county library.

The issue originated with the Clovis City Council when Councilmember Diane Pearce publicly questioned whether some books on display for Gay Pride month were too graphic.

The supervisors, led by Steve Brandau, took up the issue, creating a 15-member board to review books. Cruz spoke at both Clovis City Council and supervisor meetings to oppose the plan. She said at the time the policy unfairly targets members of the LGBT community.

Magsig voted to support the policy.

How to Watch

The forum can be accessed through GV Wire.com. It will also be streamed to GV Wire’s Facebook page.

The forum will be archived on GV Wire’s platforms shortly after the event.

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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